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Challenge Yourself

From treks across the country to marathons and abseiling feats. Your personal challenge can help ACCT UK do more for cadets.

Help ACCT UK support Army Cadets
with your personal challenge!


Challenge Fundraising is a very new area for ACCT UK and we’re so excited to kick off some with some epic events in 2023. We know the Army Cadet Force love a good challenge, now finally you have the chance to raise money for your own charity!

Ride London 2023

We have charity places for Ride London in May 2023.  It’s the 10th anniversary of the RideLondon-Essex 100-mile challenge!

The minimum fundraising target will be £400. We will support you to meet and hopefully exceed this target and, of course, you will be sporting our fabulous new ACCT UK cycling jersey. For more information on the event or to request your place please email fundraising@acctuk.org using Ride London as the subject line. 

Participants must be 16 years or older to take part.

Trek

Trek across the country and raise money for ACCT UK! We don’t have any official charity places this year but you can enter directly with the event organiser and raise money for cadets.

There are a wide range of events across that cater to different distance goals and also age groups.

Keep scrolling below to find our top picks if you’re prepping for a big trek in 2023!

Run into 2023 for ACCT UK

Enter a running race and raise money for ACCT UK! We don’t have any official charity places this year but you can enter directly with the event organiser and raise money for cadets.

There are a wide range of events across the country that cater to different distance goals and also age groups.

Keep scrolling below to find our top picks if you’re prepping for a big run in 2023!

Join an Expedition with Discover Adventure

We’ve partnered with Discover Adventure so you can fundriase for ACCT UK while tackling an epic adventure!

There are a wide range of events across the UK and also internationally that cater to varied interests and also fitness levels. There is the option to set your fundraising target higher and have it cover the cost of your trip. If the cost of your trip is paid up from 100% of the funds raised for your trip will be donated to ACCT UK.

Keep scrolling below to find our top picks if you’re prepping for an expedition in 2023!

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We have charity places for 🚴🏽Ride London 2023 in May 2023.  It will be the 10th anniversary of the RideLondon-Essex 100-mile challenge.

💰The minimum fundraising target will be £400.

We will support you to meet and hopefully exceed this target and, of course, you will be sporting our fabulous new ACCT UK cycling jersey. 📧 For more information on the event or to request your place please email fundraising@acctuk.org using Ride London as the subject line. 

Participants must be 16 years or older to take part.

The Great Runs are a series of brilliantly organized 5K’s, 10K’s, 10 mile and Half Marathons across the country at various times in the year. 

The Great North Run is the flagship event and has a ballot to enter.  Places in other great runs across the country are available to book. 

🎉We have 5 places available for the Great North Run in 2023. To register your interest please email fundraising@acctuk.org 💰The minimum fundraising target is £250.

Places in other great runs across the country are available to book. If you secure yourself a place in one of these iconic events then please let us know and we will help you fundraise for ACCT UK, provide you with a running vest, and support you through your journey! 

👉Check out the full details here

🏃🏽‍♀️07 May 2023, Great Birmingham Run 

🏃🏻‍♂️14 May 2023, Great Bristol Run 

🏃🏿21 May 2023, Great Manchester Run 

🏃‍♀️10 Sept 2023, Great North Run 

🏃🏻‍♀️15 Oct 2023, Great South Run 

🏃🏽‍♂️Oct 2023, Great Scottish Run 2023 

Please make sure to verify the age minimum for participants, the shorter distances can be suitable for ages 14 years and up.

Whether you’re a experienced athlete or newbie the marathon is the ultimate challenge when it comes to running. Do you have what it takes? Taking on a marathon for charity means you’re serious about giving back. You may also add an important tick to your bucket list while you’re at it!

Here are a few of our favourite marathons, if you have another in mind please don’t hesitate to enter and contact us for a charity vest!

🏃🏽‍♀️April 2 2023, Brighton Marathon 

🏃🏻‍♂️April 20 2023, Belfast City Marathon

🏃🏿May 27 & 28 2023, Edinburgh Marathon Festival  

🏃‍♀️15 October 2023, Bath Half Marathon 

🏃🏻‍♀️1 October 2023, Cardiff Half Marathon 

Check the age minimum for participants, some events include shorter distances that can be suitable for ages 14 years and up. Marathons require entrants to be at least 18 years of age.

For someone who’s afraid of heights, there’s no better challenge than jumping out of a plane! Adrenaline sports are a great way to test your own personal limits and encourage others to support your charity of choice.

🪂Brave your very first skydive to raise funds for cadets! There are many options to choose from. Check out UK Sky Diving Adventures .

🧗🏽‍♂️Use your cadet adventure training skills to scale an iconic landmark.  Raise funds with a 100 metre descent down the side of Portsmouth’s iconic landmark, Spinnaker TowerFor those up for an even greater challenge, why not take on London’s Tallest Sculpture, 262 feet above the city. 

💰#jumpforgood How much would your network donate to see you take on a challenge that will truly push your limits?

Now for a list of challenges that are certainly not for the faint hearted! You would need to put in some long hours training to take on an ultra but it will surely be an experience to remember for a lifetime. 

You could either fundraise for ACCT UK with no sponsorship target or if you are willing to commit to a minimum fundraising amount then we would refund your registration fee once the target is reached.

On the date of the Event you must be at least 18 years old to participate within the ‘full’ challenge (~100km), at least 16 for a ‘half’ challenge (~50km), at least 14 for a ‘quarter’ challenge (~25km), and for lesser distances as stated on the Event Website. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Organiser. Those aged 16 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult, who also needs to be a participant.

🚶🏽Jan 28 & 29 2023, London Winter Walk 

🐰April 1 2023, Easter Challenge 

🥾April 29 & 30 2023, Isle of Wight Challenge 

🥾May 13 & 14 2023, Jurassic Coast Challenge 

🥾June 10 & 11 2023, Lake District Challenge 

🥾June 24 & 25 2023, Cotswold Way Challenge 

🥾July 8 2023, Peak District Challenge 

🥾22 July 2023, North Downs Challenge 

🥾Aug 5 2023, South West Coast Challenge  

🥾Sept 2 & 3 2023, South Coast Challenge 

🚶🏽Sept 9 2023,  Thames Bridges Trek 

🚶🏽Sept 9 & 10 2023, Thames Path Challenge 

🏃🏻‍♀️Sept 10 2023, The Henley 10k  

🥾Sept 23 2023, Chiltern 50

We’ve partnered with Discover Adventure so you can fundriase for ACCT UK while tackling an epic adventure!

There are a wide range of events across the UK and also internationally that cater to varied interests and also fitness levels. There is the option to set your fundraising target higher and have it cover the cost of your trip. If you’re able to pay the cost of your trip upfront, 100% of the funds raised for your trip will be donated to ACCT UK.

Here are some of the top adventure picks for 2023! To find out the trip costs and fundraising targets enter your details on the registration form.

🦕 Jurrasic Coast weekend🖱️ LEARN MORE 

🚴🏽‍♀️ Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle 🖱️LEARN MORE 

🐚 Snowdon Sea to Summit 🖱️ LEARN MORE

🌃 Snowdon by Night 🖱️LEARN MORE 

🥐 London to Paris Cycle 🖱️LEARN MORE 

🌊 UK Coast to Coast Cycle 🖱️LEARN MORE

🌋Trek Kilimanjaro 🖱️LEARN MORE 

⛰️Everest Base Camp Trek 🖱️ LEARN MORE 

 

 

We’ll send you out a charity vest &

support you every step of the way!

ACCT UK will provide you with a charity-branded running vest or cycle jersey, an Enthuse fundraising page, support you with your fundraising and cheer you every step of the way. 

Follow the links below to book a place on some of the most iconic events across the country on Team ACCT UK. Once you have a place email us on fundraising@acctuk.org to start your fundraising adventure.

Keep reading for more info on some of the challenge events we recommend for 2023.

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There are so many local events to take part in and we’d love to have you find one and choose to fundraise for ACCT UK.

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